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September 3, 2020
This past year has obviously been dominated by COVID-19, and its wide-spread impact has been felt across our state, country and the world. The ag community has joined together from the earliest days of the pandemic to adopt best practices that protect workers and operations alike. These efforts ensured that our food supply was secure, keeping grocery shelves stocked so that families across the state and country were able to eat meals together while sheltering-in-place.
September 2, 2020
Unless challenged and revised further, it appears farmers will continue to remain powerless in the Highly Erodible Land and Wetland Conservation Final Rule made public by USDA on Aug. 28.
August 31, 2020
“Moving the meeting from a fully in-person experience to a virtual platform was our last choice, but it will give us some unique opportunities to both reach more members and show our abilities to adapt to the current social position.”
Michigan farmworkers are leaving unpicked fields and orchards. They say it’s driven by the state’s new emergency order requiring mandatory testing for COVID-19.
August 26, 2020
Farmworkers and their employers filed an appeal on Aug. 25, seeking to overturn a decision by U.S. District Judge Paul Maloney of the Western District of Michigan last week to deny an injunction against Michigan Department of Health and Human Services mandated COVID-19 testing order, according to Varnum LLP, the law firm handling the case.